Adult Programs at the Elizabeth Taber Library








Potluck Cookbook Club: 

Thursday, November 2, 6:00PM

Everyone has a favorite family recipe!  Join us and bring your best dish to share on Thursday, November 2, at 6:00PM for our fall potluck cookbook club!  Registration is required.  To register, please call the library at 508-748-1252 or email
















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Immigration Today and the Impact on the Immigrant Community:

Please join us for an immigration discussion forum with Helena DaSilva Hughes, Executive Director of the Immigrants’ Assistance Center and Corinn Williams, Executive Director of the Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts on Wednesday, November 8, 7:00PM at the Marion Music Hall (164 Front Street). 

Helena DaSilva Hughes immigrated with her family to the United States from Madeira Islands, Portugal when she was 10 years old.  She is a graduate of New Bedford High School and holds a BS in Business Administration with a minor in Law from Newbury College.   She is a graduate of UMD Leadership SouthCoast.   Ms. DaSilva Hughes has been working at the Immigrants’ Assistance Center, Inc. (IAC) since 1984 where she started as an Executive Secretary/Case Manager.   In 1996, Helena was promoted to the Executive Director of the IAC.   She has developed and implemented numerous programs throughout her leadership based on the needs of the immigrant community.  She is bilingual/bicultural in Portuguese and has a strong knowledge of the Spanish language.  She has been a keynote speaker at several Universities and at state, national and international level on the topics of Immigration and the impact of deportation. She has won many awards throughout her career for her dedication, commitment and passion on working with the immigrant community.  In 2009, she was chosen by the Standard Times as SouthCoast Woman of the Year.  In 2015 she was awarded Order of Merit, Commander Level by the President of Portugal, Cavaca Silva. 


Corinn Williams is the Co-Founder of the Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts (CEDC) and has been Executive Director since 2002.  She has successfully designed start-up and implementation of several programs to provide support to immigrant newcomers in New Bedford. She was a first responder during the Bianco Raid in 2007, and has been a tireless advocate for immigrant rights in our region. 

This is not a political program.  The intention of this forum is for the community to develop a better understanding of the complex issue of immigration in the greater New Bedford area.
This program is free to the public and co-sponsored by the Elizabeth Taber Library and the League of Women Voters – Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester.  For more information, please contact the Library at 508-748-125

Mystery Book Club:

Join us at the Elizabeth Taber Library for our monthly Mystery Book Club meeting, which is always held the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00am.   The books we will be discussing are:

October 4: Close Your Eyes by Michael Robotham

November 1: Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

December 6: Here and Gone by Haylen Beck

January 3: Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein


Please stop into the Library today to register and reserve a copy of the monthly book.

Afternoon Book Club:

Please join us for a delightful afternoon book discussion at 2PM:

October 17: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
November 21: Mayflower: a story of courage, community, and war by Nathaniel Philbrick
December 19: The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
January 16: The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age by Janet Wallach






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